The Trenton Kids Wrestling program will host the District Kids Wrestling Tournament on Saturday at the Trenton High School gym. The event begins at 9 a.m. A concession stand will be available and admission will be charged for the event. The Trenton Kids Wrestling Club is sponsoring the tournament.
Trenton High School sophomore Kail McCarter traveled to Bennett Springs State Park for opening day of trout fishing with his grandfather, Lynn McCarter. It was Kail’s first opening day experience and a memorable one as he reeled in a three-and-a-half pound rainbow trout in zone one at the park. McCarter is the son of Melissa and Matt King of Trenton.
The North Central Missouri College’s softball doubleheader with Highland Community College, originally scheduled for Thursday, Mar. 6 in Trenton, has been postponed due to inclement weather conditions. A make-up date for the event is in the works.
The North Central Missouri College Lady Pirates ended a seven year-drought of region championships on Tuesday night, defeating St. Louis Community College 77-64 in the NJCAA Division II Region 16 title game in Sedalia.
North Central fell behind early, trailing by as many as eight points early on, but the Lady Pirates battled back to tie the game at 29-29 at halftime. The two teams traded the lead back-and-forth briefly in the second half before the Lady Pirates went on a 17-0 run to completely take charge of the contest. North Central would have no trouble holding on to the lead, winning by 13 points to lay claim to the school’s first region championship since 2007.
“We got off to a slow start, but battled back to tie the game at halftime,” Lady Pirates’ Head Coach Jenni Croy said. “Our nerves got the best of us in the first half. At halftime I told the girls to take a deep breath, there was no reason to be nervous, we were the better team. We changed to a 2-3 zone defense to start the second half, which gave St. Louis trouble. They beat us on the boards in the first half, but we came out in the second half determined to win the battle on the boards.
“Everyone contributed in this game and our bench was key. I’m so proud of these girls – they are a special group.”
Leading the Lady Pirates in the win was Lexi Hope, who had 23 points, six rebounds and four assists. Sydney Rounkles added 12 points and eight rebounds and Nancy Berwanger finished with 10 points, two rebounds and two assists. The Lady Pirates also got 10 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists from Samone Redditt and eight points and seven rebounds from Kayla Oetterer. Jackie Graham had seven points and three rebounds, Megan O’Dell added five points and Brooke Parton finished with two points and three assists.
With the win, which was the ninth in a row for the Lady Pirates, NCMC improved to 16-12 on the season.
North Central will now return home to play host to Region 2 champion Mid-South Community College of West Memphis, AR on Saturday. The game will be for the NJCAA Division II District P championship. Action at the Ketcham Community Center tips off at 2 p.m.
Mercer Girls 62
Nodaway-Holt Girls 48
The Mercer Lady Cardinals are just one win away from going back to the Show-Me Showdown after scoring a 62-48 win over previously unbeaten Nodaway-Holt on Tuesday night at Civic Arena in St. Joseph.
The Trenton Soccer Stars board is seeking new members for the 2014 season. Responsibilities of board members include assisting with publicity, team formation, selection of coaches and referees, field layout, coaches training and/or game-day supervision.
The Trenton Lady Bulldogs softball team landed eight players on the Class 3 Academic All-State Softball Team. Seniors Makaila Capeder, Madi Trump, Cassidy Cotton and Tosha Wilson made the team along with juniors Mallory Hooyman and Megan Lynch and sophomores Daryian Otto and Ally Ockenfels.
Former Trenton Lady Bulldog netter Alyssa Dougan was named the Missouri Western State University female athlete of the week for her contributions to the Missouri Western tennis team against Rockhurst on Friday.
The Grundy R-5 fifth and sixth grade basketball tournament began Monday night with two boys’ games and two girls’ games. In girls’ action, Laredo defeated Pleasant View 18-7 and Grundy R-5 topped Newtown-Harris 33-12. Boys action saw Laredo beat Pleasant View 16-14 and Grundy R-5 beat Newtown-Harris 16-6.
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